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Anti-Reactionary Bookshelf

Jun 6th, 2014
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  1. 'We're not exactly sure as to what a “moldbug” is. Can you provide some more info, or possibly a photo of the insect in question?' - Orkin Termite Treatment, Pest Control & Exterminator Service
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  3. Disclaimer: not all works are created equal.
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  5. ## Feminism
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  7. Shulamith Firestone - Dialectic of Sex [MARXIST] [MUST READ]
  8. http://scribd.com/doc/141763824/Firestone-Dialectic-of-Sex
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  10. Sylvia Walby - Theorizing Patriarchy (what academic feminism actually looks like)
  11. http://libcom.org/files/Theorizing%20Patriarchy%20-%20Sylvia%20Walby.pdf
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  13. Silvia Federici - Revolution at Point Zero [MARXIST]
  14. https://anonfiles.com/file/095a946611622e5473726ffd95eb6ca6
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  17. ## Political and Social Philosophy
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  19. Habermas - A Very Short Introduction [MARXIST] [MUST READ] (probably my favourite leftist philosopher)
  20. http://m.friendfeed-media.com/c94b3f770eec359b4c18ed171f11f1d15d973611
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  22. Amartya Sen - On Economic Inequality
  23. http://en.bookfi.org/book/1080262
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  25. Eric Hobsbawm - How to Change the World. Reflections on Marx and Marxism [MARXIST] (brief history of Marxist thought)
  26. http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/10221431/Eric_Hobsbawm_-_How_to_Change_the_World._Reflections_on_Marx_and
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  28. Niccolo Machiavelli - Discourses on Livy (in some sense the first anti-Reactionary political thinker)
  29. http://www.constitution.org/mac/disclivy.pdf
  30. Brief summary of Machiavelli's Republican thought: [MUST READ]
  31. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/machiavelli/#6
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  33. G.A. Cohen - Why Not Socialism? (brief defense of socialism as an ethos)
  34. http://en.bookfi.org/book/724940
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  36. Erik Olin Wright - Envisioning Real Utopias and older works [MARXIST] (a pretty cool modern libertarian Marxist)
  37. http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/
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  39. Corey Robin - The Reactionary Mind [MUST READ] (https://twitter.com/CoreyRobin/status/469578577206603776)
  40. http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7874543/The_Reactionary_Mind_-_Corey_Robin_%5BQwerty80%5D_
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  42. Gerry Mackie - Democracy Defended (not particularly leftist)
  43. http://en.bookfi.org/book/742309
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  45. ## History
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  47. Eric Hobsbawm - The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire, The Age of Extremes [MARXIST] (not-so-brief Marxist history of the Western world, 1789-1991)
  48. http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/6565967/Eric_Hobsbawm_4_ebooks
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  50. E.P. Thompson - The Making of the English Working Class [MARXIST]
  51. https://libcom.org/files/Thompson%20EP%20-%20The%20Making%20of%20the%20English%20Working%20Class.pdf
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  53. David Graeber - Debt: The First 5000 Years (very interesting and original anarchist take on political economy and anthropology)
  54. http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7159571/David_Graeber_-_Debt_The_First_5000_Years
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  56. Daron Acemoglu - Why Nations Fail
  57. http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/9165789/Why_Nations_Fail__The_Origins_of_Power___-_Daron_Acemoglu.epub
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  60. ## Class in America
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  62. Frances Fox Piven - Poor People's Movements; Why They Succeed, How They Fail
  63. http://libcom.org/files/%5BFrances_Fox_Piven,_Richard_Cloward%5D_Poor_People%27s%28Bookos.org%29%281%29.pdf
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  65. David Simon - The Corner
  66. http://www.general-ebooks.com/read/317103
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  68. P.S. *do* read Chris Dillow's blog; lots of useful entries like this http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2012/03/marx-was-right.html
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